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Seaweed in Punta Cana

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Seaweed in Punta Cana

We are considering a last minute booking for Punta Cana for the end of December. We have been reading about the seaweed (sargassum) problem. Is this still an issue? If it is are any resorts better than others? Are there other beaches in the Dominican republic that don't have the problem?

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1. Re: Seaweed in Punta Cana

none in Sosua ... waves too big..lol.. It's hit or miss for the last 4 years which week or resort gets hit worse.

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2. Re: Seaweed in Punta Cana

Saw some pictures in the Cap Cana area and yes there is sea weed right now. Likely the same for most of PC but they do clean up every day at most resorts.

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well just arrived from Breathless Punta Cana, absolutely no seeweed, and the best 7 day temperature I had since a few years in this time a year !

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Seaweed conditions can change day-to-day...what it's like right now isn't a reflection of what it will be like at the end of the month, and what it's like at one resort might be completely different compared to another one a couple miles away. It's all up to mother nature. Most resorts assign diligent workers to clean the beach on a daily basis.

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Yes seaweed changes all the time. there will be less of it on the Caribbean side of the island like Bayhibe

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Changes day by day.

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We are at Secrets Cap Cana, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic now. The beach is full of seaweed! We have heard different stories about there not being seaweed in other months. Beautiful resort but the beaches are not being used because of the volume of seaweed

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We have just come back from be Live on Bavaro beach and there was a massive wall of seaweed on the first day! However it was soon cleared and was clear for the rest of the holiday. I think it depends on location, hotel and time of year. However it doesn't spoil the holiday as the beaches are still gorgeous

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We vacationed at Dreams Palm Beach from August 11th-14th and the beach was horrible. The water is brown from all the dead seaweed and it smells. Hardly no one was on the beach, we were all at the pool. The resort is great and the pool is beautiful but we also came for the beach. If you can't change your plans, I highly suggest taking a tour to Saona island. The Caribbean sea is connected to that side and it is beautiful. Blue water of all shades, minimal if any seaweed, but this seaweed is alive and normal at intervals in the water. The sand is gorgeous. I am glad we took the tour. It made up for the beaches in Punta Cana.

Edited: 6:28 am, August 21, 2018
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10. Re: Seaweed in Punta Cana

How bad is the issue at Royalton Punta cana?

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